Audio Drama Recommendations: Completed Shows Jan 2020-

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Creation Date January 4th, 2020
Updated Date Updated September 25th, 2020
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This is a continuation of my previous list of recommendations for completed audio drama podcasts, starting with shows that end in Jan 2020. For the previous list, see https://www.podchaser.com/lists/Audio-Drama-Recommendations-Completed-Shows-2011-2019-107ZzlOvV0
  1. Shows that I loved

  2. The award-winning and critically-acclaimed podcast from George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life through a mix of storytelling, music and fiction.
  3. *New episodes every Tuesday!* If you were given the chance to escape into the illusion of a perfect life, would you take it? Verity Weaver is a gritty, honest, and immersive science-fiction audio drama about reality, identity, and what we owe to the universe.
  4. RELATIVITY is a science-fiction serial about a man marooned in space and the woman on Earth who struggles to keep him alive. Find out more at www.relativitypodcast.com!
  5. The Tales of Sage and Savant is a monthly audio-drama podcast where Dr Petronella Sage strives to understand the power of Transmigration–the ability to transport her conscious mind through time and space into the bodies of dead people. With her friend, Professor Erasmus Savant, Sage explores past, present, and future, in a wild journey to prove Death is no barrier to Science.
  6. Bea is an ancient demon who fought in the epic war against the tyrant god Yahweh. Claire works in...business. They're roommates in a fourth-floor walkup in Slope Hill, Brooklyn. And they have adventures! For fans of The Good Place, Rick & Morty, Buffy, Mission to Zyxx, and Welcome to Night Vale.
  7. Every season is a different fictional tale. A mini-series for the ears. Every season will introduce a new genre, a new plot, and new characters.
  8. A darkly comic sci-fi audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend.
  9. So you're single. You've tried Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, OKCupid, JSwipe, Christian Mingle, Farmers Only, Purrsonals. Shut up, we know you have. So we wrote a show about using them to find dates. Not an advice show, a scripted show. Like on TV, but you can't watch it. You can listen to it though, and imagine that we're more attractive than we really are. You can feel comfort in knowing that you're not alone. Well, technically we're all alone. We all die alone anyway. But this show is funny! Way funnier than dying alone. What's that, you're not single? You can listen too. But don't be smug about the fact that you're not enduring the torture that is dating apps. You probably fall asleep lonely while you're next to your spouse. You don't have to admit it, we know it's happening. It's fine, we're here for you.
  1. Shows that I really liked

  2. Doctors in space, a deposed alien prince, a super gay space pirate and a fiery nurse who'll help you win your bar fight. #audiofiction from @justinmclachlan and PlanetM.
  3. These recordings were emailed to us without explanation. The sender has not responded to any questions. We cannot confirm the veracity of the information contained within, but believe that the creator of these recordings is acting in good faith. The woman, who calls herself NORA, is investigating a strange series of events that wander between the boundaries of perception and reality. There is some suggestion of organized crime, paranormal influence, or perhaps simple madness. We will continue to make these available as they are sent to us. They present no danger to the listener and seem to provide a source of support for the creator.
  4. Two lowly tech developers acquire a laptop full of contraband data, witness a murder, and then narrowly escape being assassinated. Suddenly, they find themselves sucked into a world of state-funded disinformation campaigns, bot farms, all-knowing Big Data organisations, and shadowy terror groups. Inspired by the chaotic way global politics is currently unfolding, Max & Ivan: Fugitives is an on-the-run comedy thriller set across international borders. Written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez it stars Gemma Whelan, Alice Lowe, Adam Buxton, Kyle Kinane and Stephen Mangan. The cast also includes Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.
  5. In 2189, Earth narrowly won a war against extraterrestrials. The Strange Case of Starship Iris is about what comes after. It's a story of outer space, survival, espionage, resistance, identity, friendship, found family, romance, and secrets. (Also, there’s jokes.) For more info, visit http://procyonpodcasts.com/starship-iris
  6. Alyssa and Arnie, two podcast hosts who despise each other, find they have more in common than the same podcast title, Meet/Cute. This edgy, scripted podcast is equal part sit-com, rom-com, and hangout comedy.
  7. "Masala Jones" is an outrageous new comedy about one man's journey to become the world's first Indian-American adult actor. Race, sex, love, family...who knew revolutionizing porn would be this hard? Starring Venk Potula (VEEP, Wild N' Out), Esther Ku (Girl Code, Last Comic Standing), Aurora Snow (AVN Hall of Fame Adult Actress), Ravi Kapoor (Crossing Jordan, Sharp Objects), Meera Simhan (How To Get Away With Murder) Timothy Stack (My Name Is Earl, Seinfeld) and many more! Created by Venk Potula and Leland Frankel. Written and Directed by Leland Frankel. "Masala Jones" is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com.
  8. The Nonbinary Carrie Bradshaw is a fiction podcast about four queer and trans friends dating, crying, and waiting for the subway in New York City. Created by and starring Grace Joshua Byron, Anna Feldmann, Myrrh Crow, and Alana Ruiz.
  9. A detective comedy drama || Even Greater London, 1887. In this vast metropolis, Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle investigate a murder, only to find themselves at the centre of a conspiracy of impossible proportions.
  10. They say the new millennium began the day Progress was finished. A domed metropolis of the world's greatest minds, a permanent showcase of American ingenuity, built on the swamplands of Central Florida. In this self-styled city of the future, fifty thousand temporary residents, live, work, and occasionally, die.
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    A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s classic THE SEAGULL, this rollicking tale examines the pitfalls of making art and making love in modern day America. THE NEW COLOSSUS, A new audio drama inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective. www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com www.artistsoapbox.org
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    In a world where it's too dangerous to go outside, a starry-eyed teen cellist risks leaving her apartment to win the love of the rebel punk next door. A twisted musical with a good, pure heart. Starring Annie Golden, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Marc Kudisch, Sarah Stiles, Taylor Trensch, Tony Vincent Book by Jason Schafer, Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, Lyrics by Harris Doran Based on a story by Jason Schafer, suggested by Oscar Wilde’s fairytale “The Nightingale and the Rose” Directed and Edited by Harris Doran Audio Drama produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales, in association with Kent Nicholson, Katie Rosin, Steve Saporito Orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin Additional production and orchestration by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon Re-Recording Mixing by Ric Schnupp  Sound Editing José Villaman Sound Engineer Alan Seales Song recordings produced by Tim Andreasen with Søren Møller, Creative Producer, of the Fredericia Teater    Martin Konge, musical director and keyboards Steffen Schackinger on guitar Florian Navarro on reeds Jakob Rosendahl Povisen on violin Tobias Lautrup on cello Allan Nagel on bass Lars Mollenberg on drums  Song recordings Engineered by Brian Montgomery Vocals recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC, and the actors’ apartments during self isolation Songs in Episode 1 The Prologue (And the Sun Didn't Rise Again)..... Company Twilight..... Bronwyn Bleeding Love..... Puppy Plastic Rose..... Bronwyn Songs in Episode 2 Up There..... Sweet William, The Super Up There (reprise)..... The Super The Cello Lesson..... Madame Floy Maybe I Met A Girl..... Sweet William It's Just A Street..... Bronwyn Songs in Episode 3 Lolli Pops..... Lolli Lolli's Popoff..... Lolli Is This Summer?..... Puppy, Bronwyn Intruders..... Madame Floy, Sweet William, The Super, Lolli The Finale..... Company
  13. A clever teenage journalist comically recounts the events that lead to a beloved member of her community tragically dying in a freak, plague-related accident the week before Passover. Think Sliding Doors in a modern orthodox North Jersey community.
  14. A full cast audio drama adaptation of Ibsen’s classic play.
  15. Pandora Wordsworth did not originally intend to go to Mount Olympus University. But when a series of unfortunate incidents make all other schools inaccessible to her, she finds herself with no other options than to go to this place she has never heard of. It is only upon arrival that she discovers MOU is the choice school for figures of mythology, legend, and lore, making her the only normal human among them. Now she must keep her secret while navigating nymphs, magic homework, and the irritating advances of Zeus. But it won't be easy. When you aren't special at Mount Olympus University, it's hard not to stand out.
  16. Comedy sci-fi fiction || Start with 'Incoming' Commander Falconer is missing the war... Following years in front line combat, a decorated hero is posted to the remote ice plains of Pluto on her toughest mission yet: to oversee a small, dysfunctional research team. Oblivity is a comedy science fiction audiodrama about family, isolation and meteorites. “Oblivity is a fiercely good show. The cast are all top notch, the scripts crackle with absurdity, humor and action and the show has a unique energy that's just deeply, profoundly likable.” - The Full Lid newsletter. Visit www.oblivitypodcast.com and say hi on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! @oblivitypodcast
  1. Shows that I liked

  2. IMPORTANT! Start this story from Episode 1. Shark-Man is a 9 part series. It tells the story of Dewey Dorsalfine and his journey into shark magic and discovering his true shark nature on the Oregon Coast. This is a still fantasy story meant for the whole family. It involves silly language and magical thinking.
  3. On the outside Maddox, Loren and Stephanie go against the grain when it comes to sex. But as relationships shift and physical needs change, can they keep up with the facade? Follow these women on their journey as they navigate their personal and professional lives in Atlanta, where the sun isn’t the only thing that’s hot!
  4. Private eye (and public nuisance) Spotty Johnson is known for piercing deductions and questionable decision making. Pinot Noir is a scripted mystery podcast . . . performed very, very drunk. Glug glug glug glug. @pinotpodcast
  5. Earthkiller, Episode 1: "The Messiah Awakes." HEL3N wakes up on a space station under attack, and doesn't know which side she's on.
  6. A queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale: about love, music, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Goldie escapes a chaotic childhood only to go from a partner who starves her of love to a partner who nearly drowns her in it, before learning to be just right on her own. From CBC Podcasts and Mermaid Palace. Produced by award-winning podcast creator Kaitlin Prest featuring writer/director Drew Denny.
  7. The Midnight Case Files is an original weekly audio drama podcast produced by Sarain Diamond. The show is a supernatural procedural mystery show following the likes of CSI and Law & Order.
  8. The year is 2062 and everyone is gay. It’s a conservative’s worst nightmare: a totalitarian government rules over what’s left of North America to spread its insidious gay agenda. Humanity’s only hope for a rebellion rests on the shoulders of a precocious teenage boy who harbors a dark secret: He's straight. A new podcast adaptation of a recently discovered, never released YA novel by Mike Pence.
  9. Fallen aristocrat Jamukha is surrendered to the camp of his sworn brother and rival, Genghis Khan. Told from Jamukha’s perspective on what might be the last night of his life, TEMUJIN: AN AUDIO DRAMA tells the story of two young warlords caught between empire-building and tender brotherhood. TEMUJIN: AN AUDIO DRAMA is an audio-only historical drama, and an adaptation of the Central Asian epic The Secret History of the Mongols.
  10. Fire Bird tells the story of Prince Ivan Tsarevich, youngest son of a powerful Tsar who leaves the comforts of the Mortal Lands to venture into the Wilds, where creatures of myth still dwell and danger lies around every turn. Unknowingly drawn into a deadly battle of wills by an immortal sorcerer . . .A labour of love for its writer, Fire Bird weaves together different renditions of the phoenix story with established Slavic folklore to tell a unique version of the legendary bird’s tale. Inspired primarily by Yakov Polonsky’s children’s fable, ‘A Winter's Journey’ (1884), which sees a rider seeking out the immortal Koschei the Deathless, and orchestrated with key themes from ‘The Firebird Suite’ by Igor Stravinshi (1910), it draws heavily on the translated works of Alexander Afanasyev in ‘Narodnye russkie skazki’ (1855), which were included in ‘The Red Fairy Book’ (1890).A feature length, full cast Audio Drama from Cascade Studios.
  11. In the early 20th century, a mysterious woman tutors a young girl in the arts of mind reading and clairvoyance. From the creator of The Control Group comes a story that is both a bittersweet coming-of-age story and a diabolical revenge thriller, bound together by cinematic sound design and an intoxicating tapestry of original and traditional music, providing a kaleidoscopic tour from street-corner medicine shows to vaudeville amusement halls of the era.
  12. The Call of the Void is a science-fiction/mystery audio drama exploring a supernatural presence in the swamps of New Orleans.
  13. What if Ophelia helped Hamlet get his throne back? This modern day, romantic comedy re-imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet asks just that. As they stage an engagement in the wake of the king's death, these childhood frenemies must decide between duty and love.  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @OfficialHRFH, and join us on our website at tandonproductions.com
  14. Romance! Drama! Action! WWII in the Pacific told through the lives of extraordinary women.
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    Welcome to the village of Bambersham where preparations for the Easter Fete are in full swing! Jane Barkley (Mel Giedroyc), the newly appointed chair of Bambersham Council, needs to organise the raffle, sort the tombola... Oh, and stop the world from ending (but most importantly, organise the raffle). From a deadly virus to a horde of the undead, can the most unlikely of villages survive the apocalypse?
  16. What price a new body? Welcome to 2050, where the booming transplant industry can cater for all your wildest desires
  17. I Want Everything is a six-part, full cast dramatisation comedy drama by Tom Manly. Two young strangers appear in a dimensionless void. They learn from their unwilling and flatulent guide that they have been summoned to undertake The Bidding. The Bidding is a difficult, no, nearly impossible task. The most likely outcome for the summoned is death ... but completing The Bidding is their only way home. What is the curious purpose of these quests? Who are the mysterious Stewards who oversee the process? What ancient prophesies drive a conflict that threatens to engulf our heroes and the vast Hachne Empire? What happens when a Giant meets a social influencer and why does everyone dream that someone else has taken their spoon!? This full cast dramatisation stars award winning stand-up Abigoliah Schamaun, Sophie Ladds (Silent Witness), Rossana Miles (This Time Tomorrow) and Hector Scott-Manly (Comedy Club 4 Kids). The Guest Star is David Graham, the voice of the first Dalek (Doctor Who), the voice of Parker and Brains (Thunderbirds) and Grandpa Pig (in the mighty Peppa Pig!!!!!!). Original Music is by Matthew Sharrock. The Theme Song ("I Want Everything" by The Godfathers) appears courtesy of The Godfathers and the full version is available for download from iTunes and other services.The content is not explicit and swearing is censored with amusing overdubs. However, it would not take a genius to guess which words are being replaced and there are couple of jokes based around words that sound a bit like swear words.There are two versions of each episode, ones with a series catch-up at the beginning and one's without in case you have, you know, just listened to the previous ones. There is also a special message from a social influencer encouraging you to subscribe, rate, like and whatnot.
  18. Destination: Earth is a riveting, fully scripted audio drama in 10 parts. The war between humans and Gray has been going on for longer than anyone can remember. Spin Braddock, a down-on-his-luck wheeler-dealer and Garvey, his pilot and best friend, get by doing odd jobs for shady clients. They cross paths with Jenna Anderton, a 15-year-old girl, who makes them an offer they can’t refuse. Her father, a history professor at the local museum, wants to enlist them to help fulfil his lifelong dream: to find long-lost planet Earth from which humans once set out to conquer the stars. Reluctantly, Spin and Garvey accept. After all, everyone knows that Earth is just a myth…. --Fully scripted 10-part story -- Excellent production values – a movie for your ears. -- A stunning score by award-winning LA-based film composer Silke Matzpohl -- New episodes weekly -- Made in Australia -- Cast&Crew Spin Braddock: Jerry Retford, Garvey: Jett Tattersall, Jenna: Jemimah Knight, Professor Anderton: Peter McAllum, Narrator: Francis Edwards, Music: Silke Matzpohl, Recording Engineer: John Hresc, Written & Directed by: Patrick McGinley, Recorded at: Sydney Sound Brewery, Supporting Cast: Jackson Ryan, Laura Cross, Greg Eccleston, David Anderson, Rachael McGinley, Billy
  19. A five-part audio fiction podcast about seven young actors who had planned to take a theatre show to the Edinburgh Festival. Then the pandemic struck. Now it is June, and for some of the group it feels as if they are faced with a choice. Do they just sit about waiting for something – anything – to happen. Or do they start making plans? This Weird Normal is developed from an idea by Asif Khan and is written by Asif Khan, Stella Kammel and Susan Wokoma. It was recorded by RADA sound specialists.
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    Aulos Productions is an Edinburgh-based theatre company, bringing new writing to the stage and screen. We are pleased to present our first foray into the world of audio drama: "This Mortal Coil" - a comedy audio murder mystery by award-winning writer James Beagon. ★★★★, The Wee Review "A fun audio murder-mystery drama that pokes fun at every facet of the theatre world” "Beagon’s script sets up intriguing possibilities for the remaining parts. The play has plenty of light-hearted momentum, and is an undemanding listen. The voice-acting is engaging, with actors quickly and successfully able to establish character and mood."
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    Welcome to The Weirdness… Middle-schoolers Arlo and Sierra host a podcast dedicated to exploring unexplained phenomena like the Loch Ness Monster, the yeti and the chupacabra. But they’ve never actually witnessed any of it—until they track down an unusual caller who turns out to be none other than Bigfoot himself. Turns out, the Weirdness is real, and it’s everywhere! Arlo, Sierra, and Bigfoot (aka Beef) set off on a mind-blowing adventure across the globe to find out why the creatures of legends are disappearing. The Weirdness is produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram.

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